Just moments ago, Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida panhandle near Mexico Beach.
The storm, which is classified as a Category 4 Hurricane, hit Mexico Beach with 155 mile per hour winds.
If it had hit with 157 mile per hour winds, it would have been classified as a Category 5 storm.
"The wind here is horrendous, far worse than a lot of folks expected," @CBSEveningNews' @jeffglor reports from Panama City, Florida, where #HurricaneMichael is making landfall. https://t.co/4VC6rjqjFc pic.twitter.com/v6qpVWC1op— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 10, 2018
Sheets of rain brought by Hurricane Michael inundate Panama City, Florida along with powerful wind gusts up to 129 mph.— ABC News (@ABC) October 10, 2018
For the latest information and updates on Hurricane Michael: https://t.co/nvs5nv0jeI pic.twitter.com/1FmwQ2PR8d
Several news crews are tracking conditions related to the storm on social media, however, several TV and Radio stations have lost their ability to broadcast on air.
Our ability to broadcast is gone but we are safe. Wanted to let you all know.— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) October 10, 2018
Unlike Hurricane Florence, Michael, while delivering a stronger punch initially, will not linger in the area, rather it is expected to be a fast moving storm and will move through Georgia and the Carolinas tonight and tomorrow.
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